BLACK ORCHID STRING BAND ALBUM LAUNCH
Saturday 1 July, 6 – 10pm
@ The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston St, Collingwood
Tickets: Presale $10 entry/ $15 with meal. Door Sales $15 entry/ $20 with meal + BF.
Come and celebrate the launch of the Black Orchid String Band debut album at the beautiful Melba Spiegletent and share in a feast of West Papuan music, culture and specially prepared traditional dishes. The Black Orchid Stringband is a collective of West Papuan musicians, activists and freedom fighters now living in Melbourne, who continue the legacy of legendary musicologist Arnold Ap and keep the struggle for West Papua’s independence alive. The band weaves together traditional bass, ukulele, tifa and vocal harmonies, with West Papuan dialects, traditional folklore and creation myths, to represent the spirit of national unity for freedom.